As »bearer of the diamond sceptre«, Vajradhara embodies the diamond-like, non-created and indestructable nature of Buddhist teaching. Iconographically, he is usually represented with this tantric partner, the goddess Prajnaparamita*. She embodies transcendental wisdom.
The »father-mother posture « (yab yum) symbolically expresses the unification of the most deeply felt compassion and the greatest wisdom and, further than that, also signals the lifting of all opposing dualities into one all consuming entity.
Next to this original form, Vajradhara also appears in various other emanations.